I just want to write something here once. And then hopefully forget about it.
I am amazed at the level of gossip in the Ayurveda world.
Don’t get me wrong. I truly love my fellow students. They are amazing. They are love and light such as I have never encountered before. They are my siblings.
I truly love my fellow practitioners. They are strength and clarity and insight personified.
But the gossip level is something I also never saw before.
I think the same sensitivity with which we Ayurvedically-inclined can discern say between the provocative effects of cold water (kapha) and cool water (vaata) is also the same sensitivity that we bring to social situations.
Maybe there’s some competition thrown in by the pitta types.
It’s also a small community centered on a subject that is shrouded in mystery and magic. This might make some anxious.
Regardless, I would like here to submit that we open our arms, encourage each other, and be gentle.
We have to accept everyone where they are, as my acupuncturist says, and everyone has to start somewhere. Including me.
What I am trying to say is said much better here.